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Report: Salaries Just ‘Part of the Solution’ for Utah’s Teacher Shortage

Utah’s 27,000 teachers face the second-largest student-to-teacher ratio in the U.S., with 23 pupils per teacher on average, and the number of graduates recommended for licensure from state teacher preparation programs has decreased four years in a row, according to the Utah State Board of Education. School districts say they feel the pool of qualified teacher candidates is shrinking and report high turnover rates, according to researchers.